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Frederick Voigt to W. P. Crozier.

Location: London.

His letter has persuaded him against taking legal action. The Home Office is saying little about the expulsion of the three Germans; he only knows that they were collecting information on people, mainly refugees; von Langen had his staff follow people around. They were acting within the 'Bund der Auslandsdeutschen' framework and in contact with the Nazi regime in Berlin. He refers to the case of a man named Ludwig, who was apprehended by police at Hull, in possession of documents giving information on the organisation, which led eventually to the action by the Home Office. He does not think that English correspondents will be expelled just yet, although they will try to 'squeeze out' the independent ones. He makes comments about The Times cutting out sections of Ebbutt's articles; the Nazis should be grateful to them. He considers their [The Times] attitude to be patronising.

He discusses parity in the Mediterranean, Anglo-Italian relations, the 'Western Pact' and gives opinions thereon. He says that his brother has been asked if he will billet troops in his tea-room and guest house in Wiltshire in case of war. He adds a postscript about the convoy issue.